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SUMERIAN C. 2500 BCE - 2330 BCE

Kubaba is the only queen to feature on the Sumerian King List, an ancient text that lists the rulers of Sumer. She was said to have ruled for 100 years during the Early Dynastic III Period, as the only member of the Third Dynasty of Kish. Fascinatingly, she was originally a tavern keeper who brewed and sold her own beer before ascending to the throne. She was succeeded by her son and grandson and in later years after her death, Kubaba was also worshipped as a goddess.



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